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Garmin MARQ Full Smartwatch Collection Review

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Since the Garmin MARQ smartwatch collection was first unveiled last year, technology and timepiece aficionados have found themselves in awe. Designed from premium materials like lightweight titanium, sapphire crystal and ceramic and equipped with some of the best Garmin technology to date, these high-end wearables have flawlessly filled the gap for those looking for the extravagance of a luxury watch with the necessity of cutting-edge smartwatch functionality.

Officially the most expensive smartwatch to ever be released by Garmin, the MARQ is certainly tailored towards those who appreciate the finer things in life. But even when compared to other high-end smartwatches like those released by TAG Heuer and Breitling, the Garmin MARQ doesn’t compare, immediately placing higher with ground-breaking innovations like GPS functionality, music storage, PulseOx monitors, contactless payment systems, a battery life of up to 12 days and much more. So yes, these smartwatches are on the more expensive side, but when you really get down to it, you are certainly getting a lot for your buck!

There are six different Garmin MARQ smartwatches to choose from, each one targeting their own specific wearer. First is the MARQ Athlete for the sportsman, then the MARQ Adventurer for explorers, the MARQ Captain for boating enthusiasts, the MARQ Aviator for pilots, the MARQ Driver for motorists and finally the MARQ Commander for military personnel or those inspired by them. Today we will be looking at each of the models in detail to help you find the one that best expresses your personality, interests and ambitions.

Garmin MARQ Athlete Watch (010-02006-16)

Just as its name suggests, the Garmin MARQ Athlete is designed for those who are determined to finish first. It is the only luxury modern tool watch to feature recovery time and VO2 max scales on the bezel, providing you with an instant snapshot of your performance and progress as well as boasting integrated maps and popularity routing, advanced running dynamics and performance metrics to help you keep beating your own high score. Elite-level data even calculates the bounce in your step, the length of your stride and your ground contact time, so you can run stronger and smarter at every race.

Key Features:

  • RRP: £1,399
  • 46mm titanium case
  • Performance metrics
  • Turn by turn navigation
  • Running dynamics
  • PacePro technology
  • PulseOx feature
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor

Garmin MARQ Adventurer Watch (010-02006-27)

Designed especially for hikers and adventures that like to explore away from the beaten path, the Garmin MARQ Adventurer comes equipped with magnificent multiple global satellite systems, so you never have to worry about getting lost. As well as offering GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, the smartwatch is fitted with barometer with trend line to warn of coming weather, an altimeter scale to depict the summits achieved and the valleys crossed and an etched 360-degree compass bezel. For times that take you higher into the atmosphere, a Pulse Ox sensor monitors your blood oxygen saturation levels while the luxurious Italian vacchetta leather strap elevates your style.

Key Features:

  • RRP: £1,599
  • 46mm titanium case
  • 360 compass bezel
  • Expedition app
  • Topographic Europe maps
  • Multi GNSS
  • PulseOx feature
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor

Garmin MARQ Captain Watch (010-02006-07)

For those that prefer life out at sea, the Garmin MARQ Captain boasts some of the world’s most advanced nautical technology including a revolutionary regatta timer enhanced with GPS technology pinpoints, the first of its kind, giving skippers the ability to hit the starting line at the exact moment and in the ideal position. There’s also tack assist, a man overboard button and remarkable barometer features so you can always be prepared for the unexpected. This allows you to take into account wind speed, temperature and tide information before you decide if conditions are right for a day on the water. It’s ocean-blue ceramic bezel and unique tricolour jacquard-weave nylon strap is chosen not only for its water resistance but for its stunning appearance on both land and at sea.

Key Features:

  • RRP: £1,699
  • 46mm titanium case, ceramic bezel
  • Regatta timer
  • Tack assist
  • Man overboard button
  • Autopilot
  • Boat data
  • Fusion Link Lite App

Garmin MARQ Aviator Watch (010-02006-04)

Whether you are a pilot, a plane spotter or just an enthusiast of aviation, the Garmin MARQ Aviator will only invigorate your spirit of flight further. It’s stunning titanium and ceramic design pays homepage to pilots everywhere with preloaded worldwide aviation databases at your fingertips, airport locations, navigational aids, radio frequencies and an emergency access button hot key which quickly activates a path to the nearest airport. The mirror-polished 24-hour GMT bezel and two additional time zones keep you on track no matter how many continents you pass while the innovative weather report function keeps you safe on route.

Key Features:

  • RRP: £1,799
  • 46mm titanium case, ceramic bezel
  • Direct-to navigation key
  • Moving map
  • HSI course needle
  • Weather reports
  • Flight plans
  • Flight logging

Garmin MARQ Driver Watch (010-02006-01)

For those that want to feel the adrenaline rush of motor racing on the wrist, then the Garmin MARQ Driver is for you. It doesn’t matter whether you set lap records or are simply inspired by those that do, this luxury tool watch gives you access to everything you need to accelerate your passion for racing. You have access to more than 250 global racetracks, a tachymeter bezel for timing laps, auto lap splits and live delta time and a session summary feature that lets you relive the glory after every race. The stunning design stands up to the intensity of the sport with a strong and resilient carbon grey DLC coated titanium case and a matching hybrid bracelet with titanium on the outside and a soft silicon inner for a comfortable fit.

Key Features:

  • RRP: £2,249
  • 46mm DLC coated titanium case
  • Lap time repeatability
  • Virtual pit wall
  • Track timer
  • Over 250 preloaded global racetracks
  • Tachymeter bezel
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor

Garmin MARQ Commander Watch (010-02006-10)

The Garmin MARQ Commander was released a couple of months after the rest, but perfectly filled the gap for those wanting a high-end wearable stealthy enough to assist answering the call of duty. With a very Bond-esque aesthetic and functionality, the wearable features incredible Night Vision Goggle compatibility and a brand new hardware which includes a pusher on the case that, when pressed, erases sensitive personal data. This ‘kill switch’ along with its new stealth mode seems spotlessly engineered to reduce the risk of exposing communication data including GPS position sharing and wireless communication for those in the military. The MARQ Commander is also the only smartwatch to offer dual-format GPS coordinates alongside built-in topographical maps and a UTC bezel for unparalleled situational awareness.

Key Features:

  • RRP: 1,699
  • 46mm DLC coated titanium case
  • Dual format GPS
  • Kill Switch
  • Stealth mode
  • Jumpmaster mode
  • UTC marked bezel
  • Wrist based heart rate monitor

You can shop the entire Garmin MARQ smartwatch collection on the C W Sellors website today with free next day delivery and interest free finance options available. Get in touch with our talented team of luxury watch specialists with any questions you have on 01335 453453 or at sales@cwsellors.com.

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